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Otsego County Courts


Surrogate Court

197 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: 607-547-4213
Fax: 607-547-7566

Hours of Operation:
Mon. through Fri.
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(excluding state holidays)
(Closed 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

All visitors must pass through a magnetometer upon entering the courthouse.

 

Overview

Surrogate's Court has jurisdiction over affairs of decedents, including probate, intestate,
small estate and ancillary proceedings, disputed claims, discovery proceedings, accountings, compromise and settlement of wrongful death actions, inter vivos and testamentary trusts and adoptions. Guardianships of the person and property of infants as well as Article 17A proceedings are also handles through this Court.

Records dating back to 1792 are on file in Surrogate's Court and are available to the general public.

Judges' Chambers

Surrogate
Hon. Brian D. Burns

Secretary
Carol Klein

Law Clerk
Nathan Getman

County Court Chambers
Otsego County Office Building
197 Main St.
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: 607-547-4358
Fax: 607-547-6412


Surrogate
Hon. John F. Lambert

Secretary
Stacey Johansen

Law Clerk
Mark Oursler

Otsego County Office Building
197 Main St.
Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: 607-547-7573
Fax: 607-547-7566


Chief Clerk

Chief Clerk
Lisa Weite

Otsego County Office Building
197 Main St.
Cooperstown, NY13326
Phone: 607-547-4213
Fax: 607-547-7566

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